Park Programs

Seneca County

Seneca County Park District invites all ages to take part in a canoe float at 6 p.m. Monday at Garlo Heritage Nature Preserve, 6777 S. SR 19, Bloomville. Canoes, paddles and life jackets are provided. Registration is required.

For more information or to register for programs, call (419) 447-8091 or email lrose@senecacountyparks.com. Visit the website at senecacountyparks.com.

Sandusky County

A Senior Stroll is planned for 9:30 a.m. Monday at Sandusky County Park District’s Wolf Creek Park at the south entrance near the campground. People ages 55 and older can explore the parks with the series of slower but steady strolls. Registration is required.

For more information or to register, visit lovemyparks.com or call (419) 334-4495.

Crawford County

Crawford Park District is planning a program on monarch tagging for 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Unger Park. Participants can learn about the life cycle of the monarch butterfly, its need for milkweed plants and their migration to Mexico. Program attendees will have an opportunity to help Kansas University with Monarch migration and population research by attempting to capture, tag, and release monarchs. Nets are to be provided.

Wild Wednesday is set for 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Wednesday at Lowe-Volk Park, 2401 SR 598, Crestline. Participants can take part in an hour of nature exploration. Program topics vary and may include a story, short hike, craft or a visit from an animal. The program is for preschoolers and their parents. Dress for the weather. Morning and afternoon programs are similar.

Hunters can take part in a hunting lottery at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Lowe-Volk Park. Call (419) 683-9000 for details.

All ages are invited to an archery program at 6 p.m. Thursday at Lowe-Volk Park. Whether for sport, food or fun, archery is an outdoor activity that gets people away from the hustle and gadgets of life, and focusing on one thing – hitting the target. Join Josh, Lisa and Abby for an evening archery shoot that will include an introduction to archery safety and shooting basics. Equipment is provided. No registration is required.

Viewing the Night Sky is planned for 8:30 p.m. Saturday at Lowe Volk Park. Join Crawford Park Astronomy Club as they share their knowledge and telescope skills with those interested in celestial sights. Take a telescope along or allow the volunteers assist with those provided. Sky targets include m-87, a giant elliptical galaxy where scientists recently took a photo of its massive black hole; m-104, the Sombrero Galaxy; m-44, an open cluster called the Beehive Cluster; Mizar and Alcor, also called “The Horse and Rider, in the handle of the Big Dipper. The astronomy club meets each fourth Saturday after sunset.

For more information, contact (419) 683-9000 or visit www.crawfordparkdistrict.org.